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“America’s strategic and economic interests in the Mideast and Muslim world are being threatened by the agony in Palestine, which inevitably invites terrorist attacks against US citizens and property.”

Eric Margolis Sun Media Sept 2 2001 (nine days before the Sept 11 attacks against New York and Washington DC.)

As Americans enter the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on their nation, they still have not understood the true cause of these dreadful attacks.

Who can blame them? Our politicians and media have totally obscured the truth behind these and subsequent attacks that we call ‘terrorism.’ While we mourn 9/11, US B-52 heavy bombers are raining bombs on what’s left of Afghanistan in a futile attempt to crush tribal forces (aka Taliban) fighting western occupation.

We did the same thing in Laos in the 1980’s, as President Barack Obama properly noted during his visit there last week. Laos has never recovered and Afghanistan won’t either.

Since 2015, the US has dropped at least 32,000 – 1,000-2,000 lb. bombs on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan – all Muslim nations. US bomb inventories are running critically low as arms makers work overtime.

9/11 was a revenge attack conducted by mostly Saudi nationals who claimed they wanted to punish the United States for supporting Israeli oppression of Palestine, and for what they claimed was the US ‘occupation’ of Saudi Arabia.

That’s as much as we really know. We have never gotten the full story about 9/11. The best we can do is ask “qui bono,” who really benefitted from the attacks?

The 9/11 narrative was immediately twisted by President George Bush into a spurious claim that America had been attacked by Muslims because of its ‘freedoms’ and her ‘way of life.’ This deceit opened the Pandora’s box from which issued the rising wave of Islamophobia and Crusading fever sweeping over the US and Europe.

America was attacked for what it had been doing all over the Muslim world, not for what it was. Most Americans don’t know that the first CIA ‘regime change’ in the Mideast occurred in Syria, way back in 1948. We’re still at it today.

Ever since, the US, Britain and France – the imperial three musketeers – have been breaking and making regimes across the Mideast and Africa, and installing vicious dictators to do our bidding, earning enemies from West Africa to Tajikistan.

Hillary Clinton said this week that if elected president she would advance ‘American exceptionalism’ and assure the new world order. These are code terms for imperialism and hegemony. If Clinton wins, look forward to foreign and military policy directed by Goldman Sachs and the neoconservatives.

Donald Trump vows a major increase military spending at a time when America’s infrastructure is rusting or collapsing and its debt soaring. Both Trump and Clinton warn of growing security threats to America from ISIS and North Korea. In reality, the greatest internal threat is the type of Saturday night gang shoot-outs in Chicago that have killed 500 people so far this year.


ISIS is a military pipsqueak – a bunch of 20-something hooligans. North Korea only wants to be left alone to its misery. Washington, Paris, and London need the ISIS bogeyman today, just as they needed al-Qaida and the Soviet Union before, to justify budget-busting new arms spending and keeping the population whipped up with bogus war fever.

Internationally, the greatest threat to America’s security is, of course, nuclear armed Russia which has enough intercontinental and sea-launched missiles to wipe the United States off the map. Accordingly, Washington’s most important foreign and national security priority is maintaining calm, well-mannered relations with Russia and its leadership.

Instead, we have Hillary Clinton and her frantic war party neocons trying to provoke Russia at every turn and giving Moscow the impression that she will start a war with Russia. It was precisely such war talk and sabre rattling that in 1983 during the Able Archer crisis brought the US and USSR to within minutes of a full-scale nuclear war.

For all Trump’s bluster and Islamophobia, he is absolutely right about seeking good relations with Moscow. The schoolyard demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin by the Clinton camp and its tame US media is childish, shameful and unworthy of a great power.

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  1. ‘9/11 was a revenge attack conducted by mostly Saudi nationals who claimed they wanted to punish the United States for supporting Israeli oppression of Palestine, and for what they claimed was the US ‘occupation’ of Saudi Arabia.’

    No, 9/11 was a false flag designed to promote public support for the US serving the Israeli Clean Break plan. Read Clean Break, google the Israeli art students, and google Iaraelis caught videotaping and celebrating the demolition of the WTC.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
    , @posa
    , @voluntaryist
  2. Rehmat says:

    “America’s strategic and economic interests in the Mideast and Muslim world are being threatened by the agony in Palestine, which inevitably invites terrorist attacks against US citizens and property.” B.S.

    America’s only interests in the Middle East since the 1950s have been the survival of the Zionist entity and the Muslim dictators to help America do that. America was never interested in Palestine because it has no oil or other natural resources. For Americans, the 5,000-year-old Palestine became non-existent after May 14, 1948 – and thanks to 65 million Christian Zionists and five million Zionist Jews – the vast majority of Americans don’t want to see the historic Palestine back on the world map.

    All those idiots who love to believe the “official 9/11 story” must know that the Saudi ‘royals’ and Osama Bin Laden never supported Palestinian struggle to recover their Jewish occupied Homeland.

    What Saudi ‘royals’ proposed in 2002 was, LEAVE the JEWS have 78% of Palestine, and Palestinians should be thankful to the Jews to letting them have the remaining 22% of their ancestral Homeland.

    Washington even after 15 years, have proved that 9/11 was committed by some Muslim terrorists in a court of law.

    Pakistan’s top spy, Lt. Gen. Gul Hamid told the truth on September 26, 2001 in an interview – MOSSAD DID IT.

    • Agree: Carroll Price
    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  3. Diogenes says:

    I find it puzzling that otherwise vocal and persistent critics of American foreign policy like Margolis and Chomsky still continue to endorse the “official” explanation of 9/11. There is by now overwhelming reasons to doubt the this story, thanks to the many uncelebrated skeptics who have critically analysed whatever uncensored evidence was left in the public record to document this event. I can only surmise that these and other celebrated critics of the American establishment who endorse the official story of 9/11 are fearful of being branded “conspiracy theorists” and thereby fear losing their public credibility such as it is. I for one would suggest their lack of good judgement on this matter should actually detract from what ever credibility they might presently enjoy in the public’s mind. Shall we therefore say these people lack “epistemic virtue” and their opinions ought to be suspected by the reader!

    • Replies: @Hank
    , @Arnieus
  4. 9/11 was (of course) a false flag attack. If you want the details talk to Dick Cheney.

  5. The first four comments are all on target. Gatekeepers like Margolis and Chomsky cannot keep this Big Lie going forever. Read David Ray Griffin and Christopher Bollyn, look at the website of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth, see Do your homework, my friends. We have been, and continue to be, deceived on a massive scale.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @David Bauer

    Yeah. I agree with all the other commentors.

    Isreal was clearly the driving force for the attack on our country. Saudia Arabia was involved, as was the UK, and our own traitorous ruling class. But Isreal was clearly the driving force.

    Note, Chomsky and Margolis are both Jews covering up for their own. A lot of blame has been cast on Saudi Arabia of late, and while Saudi Arabia has its hands dirty, they are just being built up as the fall guy for Isreal.

  7. anon • Disclaimer says:

    More tripe from Margolis.

    “9/11 was a revenge attack conducted by mostly Saudi nationals who claimed they wanted to punish the United States for supporting Israeli oppression of Palestine, and for what they claimed was the US ‘occupation’ of Saudi Arabia.

    That’s as much as we really know.”

    Oh, we “really” know this, do we? From whom do we “know” this? Why, from the US government, who always tells us the truth, n’est pas?

    Amazing that someone with Margolis’ experience falls for this utterly unbelievable nonsense–or perhaps someone told him to toe the line or else. So he does.

  8. Mark Green says: • Website

    Excellent and concise assessment of US policies which, for decades, have undermined our nation’s security if not the world’s.

    If ‘hate speech’ is to be a criminal offense, then let’s at least include ‘warmongering’ in this new legal category.

    Arrest the neocon haters before they start another mass murder event. They might call it ‘regime change’, but the world sees it as mass murder. And rightfully so.

    Lock up the neocons and throw away the key. Serial warfare is a criminal enterprise.

  9. Anonymous [AKA "Yedro"] says:

    9/11: 15 Years Of A Transparent Lie

    Paul Craig Roberts

    There are many conspiracy theories about 9/11. The US government’s own expanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in which a few Saudi Arabians outwitted the American national security state. Little doubt that many of the more imaginative conspiracy theories were created for the purpose of stigmatizing any skepticism, no matter how well reasoned and supported, of the official story.


    When thinking about 9/11, it is important to differentiate expert opinion from improbable explanations.

    Among the expert opinion are 2,600 structural engineers and high-rise architects who comprise Architects & Engineers for 9/11 truth and have written to Congress asking for a real investigation, Firefighters for 9/11 truth, Pilots for 9/11 truth, physicists and chemists who analyzed the dust from the twin towers and report finding reacted and unreacted materials used in controlled demolitions, and former government officials who understand that a security failure as great as 9/11 would have produced an immediate and exacting investigation.

    These groups of qualified and experienced people say that the official story of 9/11 is false. Architects, engineers, and scientists say that the official story is physically impossible. Firefighters and WTC maintenance personnel say that there were numerous explosions within the towers and that the first explosions were in the sub-basements prior to the buildings being hit by airplanes. Experienced military and civilian pilots say the maneuvers of the aircraft are beyond the capability of the alleged hijackers. Both co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission and the legal counsel have written books in which they have said that information was withheld from the Commission, that the US government lied to the Commission, and that the Commission was set up to fail

    In other words, the hard evidence simply does not support the official story.

    We know that the official story is false. We don’t know who is responsible or the purpose the event was intended to serve. However, circumstantial evidence strongly supports suspicion of the neoconservatives whose high positions in the government would have enabled them to succeed with a false flag attack and to delay and divert any investigation until the official story was set in stone. We also know from the “dancing Israelis” that elements in the Israeli government had advance notice of the attack as Israeli agents were set up ready to film the destruction of the twin towers.

    Neoconservative position papers written in the 1990s called for “a new Pearl Harbor” in order to launch Washington’s wars for hegemony, first in the Middle East. These position papers signaled out Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Libya for attack prior to the event of 9/11. None of these countries had anything whatsoever to do with the official story of 9/11 that blames Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda, a jihadist group set up by Washington in the 1970s to resist the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

    None of these countries had jihadist governments. Iran has a muted form of Islamic law, but Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Assad in Syria headed secular governments. Yet, neoconservatives falsely claimed that Saddam Hussein had “al-Qaeda connections.” This lie and the lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction that threatened the US were used to invade Iraq under the 9/11 banner. Then the rationale for the invasions changed. 9/11 dropped away, and the “war on terror” and “bringing democracy” took its place.

    From my quarter century in Washington, it is clear to me that if such an event as 9/11 had actually happened for the reason given, the White House, Congress, and media would have been screaming for explanation of how a few Arabs outwitted the entire US National Security State—all 16 US intelligence agencies, the security agencies of Washington’s NATO allies and Israel, the National Security Council, Air Traffic Control, and airport security four times in one hour on the same day. Instead the government refused any inquiry for one year until most of the evidence was destroyed. That a few Arabs defeated US national security would be the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on a superpower, but no one was held responsible. This tells me that 9/11 was a State Crime Against Democracy.

    9/11 was used by the US government to launch wars that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, killing millions of peoples and producing millions of refugees. 9/11 was also used to create an American police state, which is a far greater threat to freedom and democracy than Muslim terrorism.





  10. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The purported cell phone calls from the hijacked planes on 9/11 have been proven to have been impossible:

  11. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Ending Muslim immigration, or all immigration, if necessary to achieve the former, would have made America much safer then the senseless attack on Iraq. All of the 9/11 attackers were foreigners and Muslims. Illegal aliens really, or “visa over-stayers” as they are known in Washington political-speak.

  12. How curious that Eric Margolis thinks he’s delivering “breaking news” re 9/11. Does he really think so little of his readers that he needs to rehash Mohammed Atta’s motives? What of the San Bernardino killers? How about the Fort Hood shooter? The Tsarnaev boys? The Tennessee recruiting center shooter? The Orlando killer? Maybe George Bush was right, albeit unintentionally. They just hate us, period. It really isn’t about Israel as the left-wing elites keep telling us.

    The real issue for me is that we now live in a world where Muslims anywhere seem capable of being pissed off about something being done to a Muslim 4000 miles or 10000 miles away away, separated by language, culture and continent. And not just pissed off, but radicalized. This is a recipe for endless violence given our current immigration policy. Trump has the right idea.

  13. Concerning Russia.

    The real problem in the eyes of Hillary and Obama is that Russia has become more religious, seeks to strengthen family relationships and is trying to limit homosexual activity in Russia.

    For raving ideological maniacs like H and O who do not even blink when it’s revealed that human body parts are being harvested from unborn children for scientific experimentation the new conservatism of Russia is a crime far worse than supporting Syria and Iran.

    They will provoke Russia into major conflict over gay pride marches in Moscow!!!!!

    I would recommend an article in First Things by Peter Hitchens who spent many years as a foreign correspondent in Soviet Russia.

    “Family life, once begun, was precarious and fraught. Divorce had been made very easy by the family-hating Bolsheviks. One wedge-shaped Wedding Palace was known as “the Bermuda Triangle” because all the marriages contracted in it disappeared so quickly. I do not think I ever met a Soviet couple with two children who were full brothers and sisters. Invariably, it was a merger of two broken marriages into one new one”

    Every thing is about the sexual revolution in the west, perpetuating this revolution and spreading it throughout the globe and destroying the great rival to political power which is Christianity.

    That is why they now hate Russia.

    • Replies: @BaldurDasche
  14. Rather than spending billions of dollars a year on Homeland Defense, having our military abroad bombing Arab civilians, and our State Dept. provoking a war with Russia and China; we need to simply tell Israel to get the Hell out of Palestine. Until they do, all aid to Israel should be cut-off, total economic sanctions applied and any private contributions to Zionist causes made illegal and taxable.
    This would end all terrorist activity, immediately. The savings of our tax money could modernize America.
    The truth is that “radical Muslim terrorism” is just a reaction to “radical Judaic terrorism” by people with no other means of defense. Peace in the Mid East starts with Justice in Palestine. Needless to say, the truth will not be found with the Clintons and probably not Trump either.

  15. Agent76 says:

    Sep 5, 2016 9/11 Suspects: Rudy Giuliani

    Mayor Giuliani oversaw the illegal destruction of the 9/11 crime scene and is criminally liable for the deaths of hundreds of emergency workers for not passing on prior warnings about the collapses of the Twin Towers. It is no wonder, then, that the Fire Department of New York so passionately detest Giuliani for his actions in disgracing their fallen brothers and covering up the 9/11 crime.

  16. Agent76 says:

    Sep 11, 2013 9/11 In A Nutshell as James Corbett presents this 5 minute parody of the official conspiracy theory of 9/11

    September 11, 2013 Twelve Years of War, Lies and Deception

    Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks, no credible independent investigation has been done to find out what really happened on that day and who was responsible. Independent journalists and researchers have demonstrated, however, that the official version of the event is nothing but a cover-up, an opinion shared by the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, who declared the Commission was “set up to fail”.

  17. Agent76 says:

    Here are even more in these video clips.

    SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 Defense Business Practices

    Secretary Rumsfeld and other officials talked with reporters about the need to refine the Defense Department’s business practices. An opening ceremony will kick off Acquisition and Logistics Excellence Week. They answered questions from members of the media

    2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD Day before 9/11/ 2001

  18. Thomas says: • Website

    It is difficult to make any real sense about what really happened… The vast resources of the state have been deployed to bury the true provenance of this tragedy. As already iterated by previous posters, all efforts were focused on NOT investigating what occurred but directing all our energies toward revenge against the government designated culprits. As I write this post NPR’s week end edition drones on with an emotion infussed “tribute” to the victims scrupulously crafted within the official narative. Their narrative is of course analysis free… No, for this State organ, the story has no contradictions worth mentioning. No motives which require examination. No actions which betray conflicted actions or reactions. No words allowed from those who question the very essence of the event. And not a whisper of government initiated and condoned destruction of the steel from the towers, the destroyed tapes from the torture sessions or the statements from the controllers in New York that were in contact with the hijackes and in control of the airspace. No, we have become prisoners of this government planing scheme of full spectrum dominance to conquer and control the entire world. We are unwitting passengers on this hijacked ship of state bent on a course of military confrontation which could kill tens or hundreds of millions of us and destroy 99.99% of all life on the planet. There seems to be no sane choice we can make this election but Jill Stein who is not really a choice that can muster enough force to change this destructive madness, so much as a cry for deliverance from our two party hijacked ship of state.

  19. Rehmat says:
    @Martin Gomez

    Nyeth moron – Saudi Arabia never supported Palestinian people against the Jewish occupation of Palestine. In fact, in 2002, Saudi King suggested to Palestinian people to recognize Jewish occupation of the 78% of the historic Palestine by accepting a Palestinian state of the remaining 22%. The proposal was rejected by the successive Zionist regimes.

    I think both Glad Atzmon and Helen Thomas were right – “Foreign Jews should get the hell out of Palestine.”

  20. Anonymous [AKA "\'Nother_Son, \'O, Ursus_Rexx"] says:

    I lost 359 coworkers on 11.Sept., 2001 in NYC.
    I’d been ‘Romney_Sized’, (aka: ‘outsourced’), a few weeks before the Islamic apostates arrived in their car-jacked airliners.

    In response to that sinful crime, my country invaded 3 other countries NOT involved, and have spent trillions, these past 15 years, allegedly ‘searching’ for non-existent National_Security threats!
    Bush / Blair and the Bush / Blair administrations should be in the same row of cells that Muhammad Atta would’ve been condemned, to, had he not been a coward on 11.Sept.’01!

    • Replies: @TellTheTruth-2
    , @Anonymous
  21. The goal of 911 was to cause Americans to hate and fear Arabs, especially Muslims. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. What a sad day for “we the people” as the Ziocon war mongers took over.

  22. @Anonymous

    I’m very sorry and have empathy for your loss; but, there is no proof Muhammad Atta was actually involved. When I study, I see another truth about 911 when I google “Dov Zakheim 911” and realize the planes were hijacked electronically and 911 has given us 15 years of Ziocon wars that have no end in sight. And here is why people still believe the “official story” 15 years later. … The Conspiracy Theory Narrative: Are You a Mind-Controlled CIA Stooge? …

  23. Muslims didn’t do it — http:/

    FREE BOOK: “9/11 UNVEILED” in English, Arabic, Chinese at — 85,000+ downloaded 

    Nixon’s foreign policy advisor: “9/11 Unveiled” . . . is the best short summary of what most Americans and virtually all of the rest of the world consider to be the 9/11 mystery”.

    Handed “9/11 Unveiled” to Chair, The 9/11 Commission, at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC.

  24. Hank says:

    “I can only surmise that these and other celebrated critics of the American establishment who endorse the official story of 9/11 are fearful of being branded “conspiracy theorists” and thereby fear losing their public credibility such as it is.”

    One possibility for sure in the “land of the free, home of the brave.”! It makes me sick to watch “patriotic” Americans STILL serving reverence to the official pronouncements on 911! There are so many people in this nation who don’t have the slightest clue and THAT is amazing and a testament to the coverup/lying power of the mainstream media.

  25. Wow! Unz-dot-com becomes Truther Central on Sept 11th. Wall to wall whackadoodles.

    The lesson here is: ignorance this pervasive — if in fact it dominates the general population, ie the readership outside of unz-dot-com — can only lead eventually to some sort of civilization-destroying melt-down. So here’s what you need to do: save your own self. Work on your own personal prosperity. Accumulate the necessary resources to be able to sneak off to some “Brigadoon” — there are many such almost nameless places in the world — far, far away from the death zones (population centers on the target list), where you can hunker down till the radiation or bio-weapons fade.

    Oh, wait… I forget who I’m talking to. This “advice” is lost on the brain-dead Truther zombies who have gravitated to this thread on unz-dot-com.


    Great article, Mr. Margolis.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  26. mcs_in_ny says:

    Minor quibble: the correct Latin spelling is “cui bono”, (dative case of the interrogative pronoun).

  27. Margolis is correct to allude to bin Laden’s stated reasons for 9/11: US preservation of the Zionist Entity and its end goal of Palestinian annihilation and US military occupation of the ME generally.

    The biggest lesson of 9/11 and its Zionist-driven catastrophic aftermath is that Washington CANNOT learn any lessons from its own conduct and experience as long as Zionist interests dictate its policies.

    The only rational response to 9/11? Dropped all support for and ties with Israel like the rancid irradiated hot potato that ersatz “state” is; oversee its orderly re-diasporation; and make reparations to all of our victims, including Palestine, once Israel is just a memory, however undigestible.

    Instead, US political and cultural owners completely suppressed bin Laden’s own explicit manifesto. The media only allowed his reasons to be mentioned in a context of dismissing them as frivolous lies lacking any credibility.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  28. Rehmat says:
    @Jeff Davis

    I hope Israel is not on your “safe places list” – because that’s only place where 100,000 young Jews were used a guinea-pigs to test the evil effects of nuclear radiation.

    On August 14, 2004 – Israel’s Channel 10 showed a documentary 100,000 Radiation, exposing the ugliest secret of Israel’s Labor Zionist founders; the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of nearly all Sephardi youths. In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba flew to America and returned with 7 x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.

    They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60 million liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today. To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on “school trips” and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, the many of the rest developed cancers that killed them over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.

  29. Ron Unz says:
    @Gus Goodland

    Margolis is correct to allude to bin Laden’s stated reasons for 9/11: US preservation of the Zionist Entity and its end goal of Palestinian annihilation and US military occupation of the ME generally.

    Well, I’m certainly no expert on 9/11, but I remember being very surprised to discover a few years ago that in the immediate aftermath, Bin Laden told various inquiring journalists that he had absolutely nothing to do with the attacks.

    Clearly, 9/11 represented by far the greatest and most successful terrorist attack in history, and if you’re a terrorist-mastermind, why in the world would you not want to take proper credit for such a tremendous achievement? Can anyone think of the last time a terrorist leader was unwilling to take credit for his successful attack?

    • Replies: @Baldur Dasche
    , @Diogenes
  30. Arnieus says:

    Chomsky and Margolis’s endorsement of the official line certainly detracts from (destroys?) their credibility. I wrote them off as well as long ago. The recent attempt to point blame at the Saudis feels like plan B hauled out to counter so much online opinion (mine included) turning toward the Mossad as prime suspects. Saudis had no reason to attack US. They were fat and happy making billions off oil deals. They are being set up as patsies. The LH Oswald of 911.

    Means = they are the Mossad with cover support in key government and media positions. Terrorists created the state of Israel and have committed terrorist actions against US before.

    Motives = justify to Americans US destruction of Israeli & Rothschild banker enemies as well as the American republic. Steal gold and destroy incriminating evidence of financial crimes.

    Opportunity = US was/is crawling with Israeli agents in and out of government and banking & media corporations.

    That is my take anyway.

  31. If you wish to learn more about the various jewish operations that have been inflicted on the world go to: takeourworldback com

  32. @Pat the Rat

    Thanks for posting Chris Hitchen’s piece on Russia. it should be required reading in the many schools of foreign relations developing experts for the 21st century.

    I am struck by the one line about the children of Communist Russia returning to the cross their parents were taught to hate “because they had seen a world without Christ”. It is a miracle of modern times that Russia has re-embraced one of the pillars of the czarist state that Lenin and company ‘knew’ had to be eliminated with the rest. For all the politics involve, there is something in the call of Christ to fully alive in the world that almost transcends the notion of paradise. Killing oneself to kill others for God is not a concept he embraced. While being willing to die for the good of others is.

    While it my be a generalization to say that Russia may have rediscovered its faith but it is an equally valid generalization to say that America is engaged in trying to forget any faith it ever had. Jesus may be present in modern day America but He is ignored, every bit as much as He was once in the Kremlin.

    • Replies: @BASUDEB
    , @Mike M
  33. @Ron Unz

    I think the Bin Laden we ‘know’ bears little resemblance to the man himself. He’s been perverted for our consumption because we might not understand him otherwise.

  34. BASUDEB says: • Website

    We have to achieve higher values than religions can provide. Religions are exhausted. They can now only help the present day moribund capitalism.

  35. Diogenes says:
    @Ron Unz

    I take it your provocative question as to why Bin Laden would deny he was responsible for the 9/11 attack when for reasons of vanity or notoriety he could take full credit but yet he did not make that claim when American authorities claimed that he was directly responsible. This was really a strong clue he really had nothing to do with it, if you had and open mind. Well, I for one am inclined to believe he was telling the truth and that he was telling the world to look elsewhere for the culprits. Nobody listened, the MSM had so tarnished him by then that he had no credibility and could no longer claim innocence in this matter. He knew he has a marked man even before 9/11 so he knew his denial would not save him from retribution. Today we have suspicions of more likely suspects for 9/11 than Bin Laden ever was yet he was tried and convicted in the court of public opinion by treacherous American prosecutors ,sentenced to death and unceremoniously executed in due course. Why? No doubt because in the court of Justice he would have been exonerated by the factual evidence and the guilty would remain vulnerable because 9/11 is not a closed case. Perhaps we should suspend judgement on Bin Laden’s alleged guilt of this matter and give him the benefit of the doubt which shamefully was never accorded to him. [ I realise these for many are outrageous musings but try to manage your hateful impulses!] Peace be upon you.

  36. Bianca says:

    After a quarter of a century of firm neocon Trotskyite grip on power over US citizens — they are afraid of losing it. This is a gigantic struggle — and credit Trump for waking up the demoralized, used and abused flyover country, the deindustrialized, de-farmed and Wall Martized. Republicans have lost their voter base by betraying the interests of the dispossesed — insisting in their support of neocon cartel — in further dispossesion, humiliation and disrespect. With all due respect to intellectuals, there was no other way to break the stranglehold of one party oligarchy but to attack it from the ranks that have been hurt. Hurt are all retirees as the cartel deprived them of interest income in the name of some higher good.

    The olygarchy has a private, historical anymosity towards Russia — but they are making it sound like it is American security issue. Trump advisers know that neocon story is washed up and that all counrties — including our top tier allies –are building ties with Russia. The symbology could not have been more powerfull last few weeks, with Putin, flanked by Korea’s Park and Japan’s Abe — amicably participated in an interview focused on the development of Far East and their participation in the Russia’s Far East development. Japan , founding of a high level office within the ministry of economy for the development of relations with Russia. It all attests to the deeply changing sentiment across the globe that US policies are going in the wrong direction. This is where Hillary comes in. She must be taken into the White House in whatever condition — to preserve their hold on power. Once in they will have no choice but to gamble and bluff. They will double down on Middle East to teach Russia a lesson. And when they learn that lies will turn their backs on them — all bets are off. Not securing safe management of international relations — they will try to drive the nation off the cliff in order to then become our saviours. Trump’s campaign opened many eyes — and they will no longer be blind again. Others will find out. The most pathetic and impotent group is the so called progressive and presumably liberal class. Stuck in the world they do not understand — they will repeat old mantras of identuty-based America.

    Last week Hillary Clinton has boldly stated promise of no troops for Iraq and Syria. Did she conveniently forgot that they sre ALREADY there, and we are adding more each day. What can such creative interpretation of truth be called?

    And the deception on the issue of health is getting out of hand. The whole narrative of her fainting and having a concussion in December of 2012 — presumably being the first instance of her loss of balance — is a lie. The first time world saw Ms. Clinton losing balance was in September 2012 at APEC conference in Vladivostok. Chinese CCTV had a live broadcast of all foreign leaders arrivals. Hillary Clinton had entered the conference room standing with other guests around tables and chairs. Suddenly she was loosing the ballance — staggered and stedied herself by hanging onto a chair. Potentially billions of viewers saw it. And then to pretend like this is a new phenomena. But it will not matter. New explanations will be found as they refuse to give up power — come what may.

  37. Mike M says:

    I’ll never understand why some people think that religious beliefs are required for morality and decency to take root in a human being. All it takes is basic compassion, the ability to understand life from another person’s perspective, understanding that your actions affect others. Religion is a denial of the potential in humans and the human race – crediting the whole of creation, the development of basic laws which allow people to get along in a society, and compassion for your fellow man, to an anonymous entity. Love of money and the obsession with material possessions and wealth is one of the things destroying this country, not lack of religion. Monetizing everything, making people feel worthless if they don’t have the latest hot gadget or make X number of dollars a year, and deifying those who mostly through sheer luck have gotten fantastically rich, is cheapening morals and values and watering down the human experience. (and yes, while I realize that many who have gotten filthy rich have worked hard for it, for each one there’s hundreds more out there who have worked just as hard and aren’t in the same spot. some dumb luck, right place right time, is always a factor)

  38. AnonAussie says: • Website

    Once any intelligent open minded individual looks at the mountains of evidence gathered by the 9/11 Truth movement over the years, it is obvious 9/11 was a False Flag. The perpetrators include the oligarchic elite shadow government of the USA, in collaboration with deep state elites in Saudi Arabia and Israel. The motives dovetail- 9/11 has allowed for the wars to support the Petrodollar, overthrow Arab regimes/governments/organisation like Hezbollah – that were enemies of Saudi Arabia and Israel and were independent minded or allied to Russia.

    Without the Petrodollar the USA eventually loses its Reserve Currency status and it’s unlimited Federal Reserve printing press to sustain its military empire.

    As Maj Gen Wesley Clark leaked to Democracy Now a decade ago – the Pentagon had plans to overthrow 7 Middle Eastern and North African nations in 5 years, finishing with Syria and Iran. He was made aware of these ready to go plans in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

    Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard also detailed the plan to destabilise and carve up Russia. China would then have to acquiesce to the globalist elite.

    That plan is now 10 years late. Militarily it has not panned out and Russian and Iranian and Hezbollah intervention in Syria shows clearly what it is about. China and Russia and a host of other countries are setting up a system to dethrone the US Federal Reserve debt based fiat currency tyranny (as they see it).

    The 9/11 official story is absurd and impossible on numerous levels. There are smoking guns about the real perpetrators all over the place.

    Why Margolis, Chomsky and others pay homage to the official story is they are either still personally beholden to the Global Stockholm Syndrome that 9/11 unleashed, or they realise too many readers still are. It takes years for many of us to wake up to the terrifying fact that as President Jimmy Carter has now said several times: the USA is no longer a democracy. Worse, like an abusive father in a family who presents a respectable persona to the outside world – the controlling elite will kill their nation’s citizens in pursuit of base desires for dominance.

  39. Niels Harrit, Uni of Copenhagen and 8 more scientists found nano-thermite. The three buildings were filled with nano-thermite. That´s a scientific fact. Did OBL have access to nano-thermite? Hardly. If a plane can go through a steel building-and without the wings breaking off-Isaac Newton lived in vain. Hello ! The nose is made of aluminium, it can´t go through the building, it´s a film trick. Nano-thermite did it. Never before has a plane made a steel building fall. And three in one day ??? And almost everybody believes the false narrative. But ask Niels Harrit, Uni of Copenhagen. So, did Newton live in vain ? The official narrative is impossible according to Harrit and Newton.

  40. @Rehmat

    It’s difficult to understand why prominent writers continue beating-around-the -bush when it comes to calling 9/11 a false flag it obviously was. It’s almost as if Zionist
    Jews have a loaded gun pointed at their heads. To my knowledge, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is the only prominent writer with enough balls to call it what it was.

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  41. @Thomas

    9/11 Truthers don’t claim to know exactly what happened on 9/11, but they DO know and understand that the US government’s version of what happened is obviously false.

  42. when trump said he would really find out who was behind 9-11 the jews were rattled so they put out the idiotic propaganda the Saudis were behind it. all the Saudis have to do to destroy the USA is make a phone call and dump all our debt they hold

  43. North Korea only wants to be left alone to its misery.

    Yeah, right. That’s why the went abroad and tried to kill the South Korean leadership several times. They just want to be left alone.

    South Korea’s military stance is defensive and they have repeatedly absorbed attacks on their territory that have killed South Koreans. The NORKS want to conquer the South.

    Putin’s intentions from the beginning have been anything but benign. He’s been trying to meddle in his “near abroad” since he came into office under Yeltsin, and his activities have picked up as he has spent more time in power. We now know the planning for the theft of Crimea goes back to 2010, and the subversion of Ukraine at least that far back.

    Putin is a Soviet Revanchist. He has stated that the extent of the Soviet Union is Russia, and he can’t stand to see all those countries the Russians have held in slavery over the years escaping his clutches. Trying to ally with such a man is equivalent to making Hitler an ally in WW2.

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  44. Do we expect that the multi-ethnic and multi-racial ‘jews’ [‘jews’: for lack of a better term] will now set up a new state in the WB for variety of ‘jews’ and palestinians, but ruled solely or largely by white ‘jews’ and just like they do in the state of israel?

    But according to OT and Jesus, even that kind of a two-state state solution is not enough to please Yahweh, ‘jews’, Jesus or most christians.
    According to OT and Jesus, the two-state state must stretch from cairo to baghdad or even to Ur?
    And if that is not ever achievable, then Yahweh and Jesus lied or were wrong.

  45. Anonymous [AKA "Monstuart"] says: • Website

    The 9/11 Commission Report is such a complete crock and travesty, I’m surprised they got the date right.

    The best book on the subject is Malvern, by Nick Baam, available at

    Its blurb: “Emails document the taking down of the government over the 9/11 attacks, the government taken down the Bush Administration.”

    A howl. Truly.

  46. Marcus says:

    The 9/11 narrative was immediately twisted by President George Bush into a spurious claim that America had been attacked by Muslims because of its ‘freedoms’ and her ‘way of life.’ This deceit opened the Pandora’s box from which issued the rising wave of Islamophobia and Crusading fever sweeping over the US and Europe.

    Speaking of “twisting,” trying to portray Dumbya or any other of our traitor “leaders” as Crusaders is a slap in the face to the latter’s memory

    “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”

    “Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans. Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. Ours is a country based upon tolerance and we welcome people of all faiths in America.

  47. Marcus says:

    South Korea’s military stance is defensive and they have repeatedly absorbed attacks on their territory that have killed South Koreans.

    What about the US-South Korean military exercises near the border, no provocation there?

    Putin’s intentions from the beginning have been anything but benign. He’s been trying to meddle in his “near abroad” since he came into office under Yeltsin, and his activities have picked up as he has spent more time in power.

    Russia “meddling” in its neighbors’ affairs is bad, but the US doing so from half a world away is just dandy?

  48. Rehmat says:
    @Carroll Price

    Kevin Barrett, PhD, who is one of the active member of the 9-11 Truth movement also claims that 9/11 was an ‘in-house job’ carried out with the help of Israeli Mossad, but he also authored a book on Charlie Hebdo proving it to be a false flag operation. Dr. Barrett was banned to enter Canada last year over his book.

  49. Anonymous [AKA "Vance Green"] says: • Website

    I am very sorry that you lost your friends/co-workers in the September 11th attacks. I am the youngest sibling of a 9/11 survivor and 93 bombing. My sister worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of the WTC North Tower. After years of researching both explanations/versions of the attacks I can tell you with certainty that our government told you, me and the entire nation a bold faced lie about 19 hijackers culpable in the deaths of yours and my sisters friends and co-workers. The FBI’s High Fiver files I obtained from the FBI using the FOIA state information linking the Israelis (arrested here in Northern, NJ on 9/11) to the September 11, 2001 attacks is classified until the year 2035.

    Moreover, the Israelis are linked to the ‘hijackers’ by a Classic International Movers business card found on one of the five Israelis arrested on 9/11. CIM also moved one of the alleged hijackers to Florida. CIM and Urban moving Systems both used Israelis and at least two Israeli cells were arrested by NJ police and the FBI on September 11, 2001 after witnesses saw them celebrating and cheering in response to the attacks. In other words cheering the accomplishments of Muslim terrorists who had just slaughtered their American allies…i.e. yours and my sister’s co-workers. Two of the five UMS Israelis were confirmed to be Mossad spies per The Forward March 15, 2002. Spy Rumors Fly on Gusts of Truth. [A must read]

    Furthermore, Ziad Jarrah, one of the alleged hijackers happens to have had a cousin named Ali Jarrah who worked for the Mossad and was arrested by Lebanon Military. To properly honor the victims of the mass killings of September 11, 2001 we must all vet the information presented to us by our government. The victims cannot investigate their government’s narrative…or the loose ends not investigated by the living who were charged with that task.

  50. Some points of historical interest.

    The very first US-backed regime change may have been started in November, 1947, when the newly-minted CIA (it was created by Harry Tuman in July of 1947) assisted the Israeli secessionists in ousting the British mandate government, as well as rival forces.

    The CIA’s help to the new state of Israel in the 1948 Israeli-Arab war was a factor in the subsequent coup d’etat that followed in 1949 in Syria.

    The Syrian coup of 1949 was the first US-backed regime change performed by the CIA against an indigenous regime.

    Remember, though, that the United States has been changing regimes for 113 years, with their first regime change occurring in 1893 in the Kingdom of Hawaii when they engineered the ouster of queen Liliuokalani.

  51. @Martin Gomez

    The 911 false flag’s primary purpose was to get the provisions in the so-called “Patriot Act”. Also, it was so successful that an unprovoked attack by the US Empire could be accomplished with public approval. Last, and worst, was the NDAA, which is full blown totalitarianism, purporting to give the POTUS the power of life/death and calling it “due process”.

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